The hotel has been washing spare change for the past 72 years. Back in the day, it was a common practice since coins were used more than dollars. The Westin St. Francis started the traditions in 1938 when a lady's pristine white gloves were soiled from dirty money. Scandalous.
Coin-washing used to be a full-time job back then. Now, the hotel spends 10 hours a week keeping the coins shiny. It seems like a crazy throwback endeavor, but it's definitely a unique kind of service that makes the hotel stand out a bit.
Know of any other hotels with unusual practices such as money laundering, er, washing? Tell us who!
[Photo: Westin St. Francis' Facebook]